Mediation Ethics Articles
This article discusses engaging with “the enemy,” building relationships, separating people from the problem, listening to and understanding deeply, finding “win-win” solutions to intractable problems based on interests rather than polarised positions, and accepting and acknowledging our own imperfections.
Peace is, and will continue to be, a pain in the butt.
The desire to be right is deeply seductive and understandable, but it can cause a lot of problems at work
I recently read a Daily Good story about Navajo Indian peacemaking, a seven-step process focused on restoring relationships, a notion the Navajo refer to as “K’e”.
While the exception to mediation confidentiality has a long way to go before it becomes law in California, I sense that the initial work of the CLRC is just about concluded.
Direct engagement with a wide range of stakeholders, using the tools of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, is required.
It is my observation that the bully approach is not effective in mediation, although it may be in court.
In their book, "Designing Your Life," authors Burnett and Evans talk about "gravity problems," things like gravity that you cannot change no matter how hard you try.
Blame is frequently used, whether consciously or unconsciously, in an attempt to assign responsibility for something gone awry.
Individual differences matter. To be of value, mediation has to draw on these differences to elicit how the parties make sense.
President Obama gave his farewell address, which dealt, in part, with building common ground between people divided across so many boundaries.
If a person is in crisis, the odds are they feel like something important is missing- control.
This year, I think I have seen more articles on why and how NOT to make New Year’s Resolutions than making them.
While you may already be familiar with the process and its benefits there are a few important facts those considering mediation for a legal issue their business is facing should know.
Not everyone lives the way we do. And just because someone may do things very differently than we might does not mean that what he alleges as happening is false.
Troubled by the corrosive conflict stirred up by the election, I have written a series of posts about how we might move forward constructively, particularly on the personal (as distinct from the political) level.
Marites Flor was held hostage in the Philippines alongside Canadians John Ridsdel and Robert Hall. She survived. They didn't. This is her story.
This article examines why scouts and guides have better mental health in later life.
The article describes CONCUR's Chapter in the book: Desalination in California: The California Coastal Commission Poseidon Joint Fact Finding Process” and provides insight into this JFF process by highlighting quotes from participants involved in the case.
This article analyzes Republican and Democratic 'bubbles" and how we can build bridges between them.
The Scientifically Proven, Step-by-Step Guide to Having a Breakthrough Conversation Across Party Lines
There seems to be no way around it: In the aftermath of a contentious US presidential election, conversations between voters all along the political spectrum either devolve into shouting matches and insults, or irreconcilable platitudes.
At one point or another in our lives, most of us have told “little white lies” if only to avoid hurting someone’s feelings. In telling that “little white lie”, we tell ourselves it is harmless and it will lead to nothing, and definitely, will NOT lead us to tell “bigger white lies”.
Some Timeless Business Wisdom from Peter Drucker and How It Can Help Your Dispute Resolution Efforts
Dealing with disputes effectively is indisputably a core skill for any manager.
There is room in our field for a broad spectrum of mediation approaches. We should celebrate innovation and a greater diversity, rather than disparage the methods of others. This article rebuts Bush and Folger’s article: "Reclaiming Mediation’s Future: Getting Over the Intoxication of Expertise, Re-Focusing on Party Self-Determination."
The key to cross cultural communication in mediation, is tuning into the dynamic of directional awareness.
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